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    to have our heads in the clouds and be lost in them. Everyone, at some point in their lives, has the desire to escape from the dull routines of everyday lives. James Joyce conveys this desire effectively in his short stories called “Eveline” and “Araby”. Even though the plots are completely different, both the stories have protagonists who are lonely, desperate

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    Araby

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    Elissa Scott #CO2428176 Professor Abraham Tarango ENG100 September 8, 2014 ARABY AND WILD BERRY BLUE Araby and Wild Berry Blue are similar short stories yet evolve in various ways. Both narrations involve main characters agonizing with young angst over the admiration of perceived love. The two narrators see themselves as two individual adolescents pining for mysterious and alluring representations of beauty, who they feel will set them free from their suffering. This infatuation distracts

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    Araby

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    In the short story, “Araby,” James Joyce, an Irish novelist and poet, establishes a key theme of frustration in the first-person narrative as he deals with the limits imposed on him by his situation. The protagonist is an unnamed boy, along with a classic crush on his friend’s sister. Because of this, he travels to a bazaar (also known as a world fair) called Araby, where he ultimately faces his juvenile actions. The ideas Joyce encourages with this story revolve on how the boy reacts to these emotions

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    Araby Setting

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    Araby by James Joyce, at first, is an enlightening story of the strange actions of mankind. Although with further analysis, with the help of the articles certain symbols and similarities reveal themselves that clarify and add onto the story. The second article adds onto the meaning of the setting, and adds onto the boy’s ignorance of his surroundings. Where the article states “North Richmond Street is described metaphorically and presents the reader with his first view of the boy's world. The street

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    Araby Notes

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    "In James Joyce's short story "Araby," the male narrator's coming-of-age is transposed against a tale of an innocent woman's supposed falling from grace, in the eyes of the young man. The young man promises to go to a fair called Araby. The name "Araby" was often thought to comprise the fictional or romanticized version of Arabia or Arab world, such as in the then-popular song "The Sheik of Araby." ("Araby, 2005) The young man promises to bring the young woman something from the far-off and exotic

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    James Joyce’s “Araby” is a short story narrated by an adolescent boy who falls in love with a nameless girl on North Richmond Street. Every day this boy watches her “brown figure,” which is “always in [his] eyes,” and chases after it (27). According to the boy, “lher image accompanie[s] [him] even in places the most hostile to romance” (27). He thinks of her bodily figure often, invokes her name “in strange prayers and praises”, and emits “flood[like]” tears at the mere thought of her (27). The boy

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    Araby Bazaars

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    hall was in darkness”9. He finds Araby much like North Richmond Street, empty and dark with few people. The boy is struck by “a silence like that which pervades a church after a service"9. In that dark silence the boundaries of his small, private world of the imagination dissolve. The Araby turns out not to be the most fantastic place he hoped it would be. Rather, it is exactly the sort of disappointing bazaar. The boy is so upset at the abysmal picture of Araby bazaar that

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    Compared To Araby

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    My story compares to James Joyce’s Araby. My revised story also contains the loss of innocence motif. I wanted this story to heavily rely on metaphors to tell about what was happening in a more visual way. Araby had a lot of tiny hidden details that many of us missed when we read the story for the first time and even when we read through it a second time. The meaning was there but the story didn’t ever outwardly say anything about it, which left it just as mysterious as what the title suggests. Though

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    Tone Of Araby

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    Tone is a very important compound of literal composition, which conveys the attitudes and feelings of the narrator. In the short story “Araby”, the narrator “I” is an immature child who lives in a “blind” and “quite” street but longs for romance. He goes to Araby for his dream girl but finds that place is nothing similar with his expectation. Here as the narrator experiences his “epiphany”, his tone also takes an abrupt turn, which amplifies the significance of this epiphany and makes the story more

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    Araby Conflict

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    Another agonizing step on the road to maturity is completed. Growing up is tough and the boy in James Joyce’s “Araby” acquires another step on that road through conflict; enduring barbaric surroundings and his puppy love ideas coming to a bitter end. James Joyce's “Araby” is a short story centering on an Irish adolescent emerging from boyhood delusions into the rigid realities of everyday life in Dublin. Conflict is a literary device used for expressing a struggle the protagonist of the story finds

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    Quest For Araby

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    quest for the “chalice”/girl starts when Mangan’s sister gives him a mission to carry out –the journey to “Araby”. that … . the futility of such a promise is betrayed when he tries afterwards to recall to himself the purpose “why[he] had come :to the bazaar” / The boy is overjoyed, and his romantic mind is stirred to the depth. When the girl, though casually, asks him whether he is going to Araby, a splendid bazaar, he gets so confused and excited that he cannot say anything. The following is the exact

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    Essay On Araby

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    James Joyce’s short story Araby delves into the life of a young adolescent who lives on North Richmond Street in Dublin, Ireland. Narrated in the boys’ perspective, he recounts memories of playing with friends and of the priest who died in the house before his family moved in. With unrestrained enthusiasm, the boy expresses a confused infatuation with the sister of his friend Mangan. She constantly roams his thoughts and fantasies although he only ever catches glimpses of her. One evening she speaks

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    Araby Story

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    In “Araby”, an unnamed boy starts narrating about living with his uncle and aunt in a house where a priest supposedly died before they moved in. The writer nevertheless seems to spend most of the time inside his mind when he looks back on the days he and his friends played in the streets and backyards of his neighbors’ houses. He suddenly begins to have an intense crush on the older sister of his friend Mangan. Although this child’s obsession is severe, he apprehends that he will never be able to

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    Isolation In Araby

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    youth, it sticks with them forever. This same feeling is present in the life of the lonely narrator in the short story “Araby”. In “Araby”, by James Joyce, the narrator feels trapped in his dark life, so he turns to his friend Mangan’s sister as a beacon of light, or hope of escape, only to learn the ironic ways in which hopes differ from reality. The unnamed narrator in “Araby” feels trapped and isolated in his dark life. The narrator lives with his aunt and uncle in a house where a priest previously

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    Journal For Araby

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    Journal Assignment: Araby by James Joyce. Quote: Joyce (1914), “The cold air stung us and we played till our bodies glowed.’(p 1, ln 18 - 22) Paraphrase: The short story Araby by James Joyce (1914) starts out with the dreary opening describing dead streets, uninhabited houses at blind ends, and others turning brown imperturbable faces to each other. Why I disliked the Story I read for a number of reasons including interesting plots, technical knowledge, and sometimes for the simple beauty

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    Religion In Araby

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    short story “Araby” by James Joyce I was astonished at the overflowing of religious imagery and symbolism. The author of this short story consistently draws religion in the picture to form a connection with the Catholic church and his anger towards it. To some his anger can be unknown but if you continue to dig deeper his reasons begin to reveal themselves. Despite his misunderstanding to the church he attended a religious school, where he grew a strong liking of a female student. Araby begins with

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    Araby Worksheet

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    Prior Knowledge Assessment (10 min): Reading Check (individual work- 5 min): worksheet will be administered to make sure the short story was read at home. Students will be asked to explained what Araby means, and to what area the term Arabia applies to geographically and culturally. Volunteers will be invited to find on the map the current name of the country – Saudi Arabia and its neighboring countries and present some facts about the country if known to them form the geography class (5 min)

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    Araby Theme

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    “Araby” - the title suggest the exotic and far-away, the romantic, and that’s what this story is about – a boy’s first experience with romance. Who hasn’t had the exquisite but excruciating experience of a first crush. And in my case, like the boy’s, it was on a friend’s sister, although mine was a couple of years older. Manghan’s sister appears to the boy like an angel, with her hair back lighted almost like a halo. But in reality she is just the girl across the street in a lower middle

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    Araby tone

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    “Araby,” a short story from James Joyce’s Dubliners, recounts an unnamed boy’s transition from childhood into adulthood, from a life filled with fantasy to all the harsh realities of life in Ireland under British rule. The narrator of the story is the older version of the protagonist, and as a result the prose seems far from what a child would write—a preadolescent would not display such self-awareness and understanding. Further examination of the text shows that the narrator is actually embarrassed

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    Mood In Araby

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    James Joyce uses several strategies in the first paragraph of “Araby” that help illustrate and reflect the dark and gloomy mood that carries the theme of the short story. The passage begins with the description of the quiet North Richmond Street. By phrasing the end of school for the Christian boys as “(setting) the boys free” the author creates an image of rowdy boys being released into the street, therefore shaping the “quiet” image of the setting when the boys are in school. This illustrates the

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